a sporty babe

Mabuyane Kekana

Mabuyane Kekana

The new S3 has the looks to attract even the most conservative, the brains to charm the critics.

All in all, the S3 is a full package wrapped in a small body. The S3 is what most young people would aspire to park in their garages.

The experience behind the wheel of the zippy S3 was exhilarating. This is the type of vehicle that brings out the tiger in you. It's been a while since I tested the little monster from Audi, but the memory of the experience remains fresh.

This car offered more than I anticipated, the smooth acceleration, brilliant handling without losing its sporty characteristics.

Audi has undoubtedly come a long way and now plays alongside masters such as Merc and BMW.

The cockpit carries a typical Audi feel and styling.

As an S model, its impressive performance adheres to an unwavering principle.

It delivers a pure form of driving pleasure that does not in any way undermine its suitability for everyday driving.

The S3 is perfectly primed for high performance driving in every detail. At the same time it remains an easy car to live with on a day-to-day basis.

Under the bonnet lies the 2,0T FSI engine, producing 188kW of power at 6000rpm while torque is an enormous 330Nm from 2400 - 5200rpm.

The out-and-out sporty character of the new S3 is complemented by the short-throw six-speed manual gearbox.

It efficiently passes on the engine torque to the quattro drive - power transmission to all four wheels.

Safety in the S3 was taken to the level of other top of the range Audis. A brake assist system that automatically builds up full pressure in the system in emergency situations is part of the standard specification, as is the electronic stabilisation programme (ESP). It integrates such features as the electronic differential lock (EDL), which applies the brakes to enhance traction when accelerating whenever the grip beneath the wheels is inconsistent.

Together with the rear lights, the shoulder line and the dynamic line, which are also clearly identifiable at the rear, help to structure the surfaces.

With its trapezoidal shape, the entire section reinforces the strong, muscular appearance of this powerful car.

The S3 emblem is likewise displayed at the rear.

You need R336500 to take this babe home.